About Sail Solomons

Sail Solomons

About Us

At Sail Solomons, we are dedicated to providing you an exceptional sailing experience. We offer top quality sailing instruction and luxury yacht charters on the Chesapeake Bay, Caribbean, and Mediterranean. Our experienced Captains are available for instruction, charters, deliveries and marine consulting.

Sailing since 1988

Family Owned and Operated

Our Team

Jeff & Kami Carlsen are the owners of Sail Solomons. Jeff has been sailing since the age of 4, and Kami joined him sailing in 1988. When they married in 1990, they agreed that they would go sailing for a least a year when Jeff finished his Naval career. After eighteen years of sailing and planning, Jeff, Kami, and children Harry, Karol, Astri & Hannah boarded their 45’ sailboat, and went sailing for two years, cruising over 12,000 miles along the North American east coast, as far north as New Foundland, Canada, and as far south as the Virgin Islands, with countless stops in between, homeschooling all along the way. They are a family of experienced sailors who wish to share their passion for sailing with you.

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Why Sail Solomons?

Why Sail Solomons?

Sail Solomons is the best sailing school in the USA. You will not find a better or more comprehensive sailing package anywhere.

  • Best School – Awarded ASA Outstanding School every year from 2008 through 2012 – more than any school on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Best Instructors – All are ASA-certified Instructors and USCG licensed Captains. Awarded “ASA Outstanding Instructor” from 2007 through 2013.
  • Best Boats – our fleet of Catalina daysailers and Beneteau and Jeanneau cruising boats are perfect for sail training and chartering.
Sailing since 1988

Chesapeake Bay and Caribbean Locations

Bareboat Charters & Day Rentals

Superb Yacht Charters are offered on the Chesapeake Bay, from both Solomons and Annapolis. Our exclusive base in Solomons is homeported at the fabulously-appointed Safe Harbor Zahniser’s, featuring a pool, bar, ensuite restrooms, captain’s lounge with internet, marina-wide wifi, free bikes, laundry, marine store, grassy picnic areas, BBQs and friendly service. Our fleet of modern, well-equipped yachts is meticulously maintained, and equipped for performance, safety, comfort, and fun! All you’ll need to bring is your personal gear and provisions – the rest is onboard. Flexible scheduling allows you to begin or conclude your charter any day of the week, with only a 2-day minimum charter.

Annapolis yachts are homeported at several bases in the Annapolis area – the Chesapeake’s traditional sailing capital. Let us arrange your dream vacation on a new monohull or catamaran from 36’ to 54’, all available for bareboat or captained charters. More yachts, more locations – more choice!

Interested in a new sailing area? Let Sail Solomons arrange a magical vacation charter in the Bahamas, Caribbean, or Mediterranean.

See the world – one sailing destination at a time!

Fantastic Facilities

Sail Solomons is homeported at the fabulously-appointed Safe Harbor Zahnisers, featuring pool, bar, captain’s lounge, marine store, free wifi, bikes, ensuite restrooms/showers, laundry, picnic areas, BBQs and the award-winning La Vela Italian Restaurant. See for yourself why SHZ is voted “Best on the Bay” by Chesapeake Bay magazine!

Experienced Captains

Experienced Captains, licensed with the US Coast Guard, are available to captain your charter, deliver your yacht, instruct, or consult on sailing, navigation, maintenance and myriad other marine topics.

Sailing Club

Our ever-popular Sailing Club gives members access to the daysailer or cruising fleet for low cost and stress-free sailing. Members enjoy social events, crew networking, discounts on courses, Caribbean flotillas and much more!

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